Our Team

Our team provides a well-matched range of skill-sets and experience.

The team’s combined experience totals approximately 170 years and over 350 critical incidents. Terra Firma also has a wide associate network of security specialists who provide additional global coverage for a comprehensive spectrum of security risk management services.

The Team in detail


Former Royal Navy officer
with more than 26 years’ experience in the kidnap response sector and extensive involvement in handling maritime piracy cases, as well as commercial experience in the diamond industry in Africa.


Former British intelligence officer
who specialised in counter-espionage, counter-subversion, and counter-terrorism, with 32 years’ experience handling kidnaps and extortion events around the globe.


Tribal chief and experienced negotiator
from the Middle East with significant experience in the release of kidnapped and illegally detailed persons, as well as dealing with the unlawful arrest of ships and tracing of missing goods.


Ex-Gurkha officer
with 22 years’ experience in security risk management, including kidnap response, with broad experience of working in fragile states and risk management for UK and German government organisations.


Former US intelligence officer
and wartime veteran with extensive experience in hotspots and 18 years managing kidnap, extortion and piracy response in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa


Former aid worker
with wide experience of working in conflict and post-conflict environments and negotiating with national and multi-national agencies, military commanders and tribal elders, as well as 17 years spent in the security risk and crisis management sector.


Former Chinese police officer
and commercial security specialist working throughout the greater China region.


Paris based security specialist
with extensive experience in government and commercial security.


Former UN and Red Cross delegate
with 20 years’ experience of living and working in some of the most dangerous and challenging regions of the world.